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easter parking

On 5 Apr 2007 at 4:44pm council bod wrote:
there is no free parking over easter the men in blue will be out in force, so beware dont get caught
On 5 Apr 2007 at 5:55pm Andy wrote:
There is if you go to Tesco for less than 3 hours !!!! or Asda in Brighton.....and this poxy council and commerce of trade wonder why people like going to out of town supermarkets !!!
On 5 Apr 2007 at 7:57pm SHS wrote:
Precisely. All this fuss, spin and hot air about supermarkets vs small traders and it should be bloody obvious that time, safety, convenience and cost are important to people. Why spend days looking for a parking space, pay a king's ransom for parking and then risk being run over by a combine harvester going to a high street shop, when you can go to a supermarket with none of the risks plus the convenience of being open when you get back from work in the evening. Don't get me wrong, I fully support small independent traders in Lewes but the council make it very difficult for shoppers and unfair for the traders (business rates, rents, rubbish collection, planning permission etc).
On 5 Apr 2007 at 9:28pm eric wrote:
yes ok in Tescos but even they watch out for long term parkers, saw the Tesco bloke with a hand held pc the other day checking to see how long you had been there.
On 7 Apr 2007 at 3:34pm spitfire wrote:
well if the traders dont like it they can allways move TO ANOTHER TOWN or buy a market stall . long liveTescos and free parking
On 7 Apr 2007 at 7:34pm Andy wrote:
Well said Spitfire. I rarely use any shops in the high street these days preferring to go to Burgess Hill or use the "out of town" supermarkets
On 8 Apr 2007 at 2:33pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
If that's your attitude then why not move to Burgess Hill? There's no point people like you living here if you don't use what Lewes has to offer (apparently you don't work here either).
On 8 Apr 2007 at 6:16pm Andy wrote:
I'd be gone like a shot if i could afford to move. If this town can't provide the variety of shops it needs to survive (just count the amount of hairdressers and antique shops in the town), then it doesn't deserve my custom....and it won't get it.
Lewes is for middle class, tree hugging arty-farty snobs, you only have to read through the free "viva Lewes" rag every month to work that out.
Maybe if Lewes had more to offer......"people like me" would use the fascilities and shops a bit more. Burgess Hill just happens to be the town i prefer going to....you can take your pick of decent towns which knock Lewes into a tin hat. Crowborough, Haywards Heath, East Grinstead, Tun Wells, Crawley etc are all much better.
On 10 Apr 2007 at 10:42am The Tooth Fairy wrote:
I have to agree with you regarding viva Lewes.
On 10 Apr 2007 at 11:02am dats wrote:
*choke* Crawley????!!!
On 10 Apr 2007 at 9:30pm austinmini wrote:
even eastbourne is better, but crawley, choke, cough, puke
On 11 Apr 2007 at 7:38am MC wrote:
Aford to move Andy? But Lewes housing is well overpriced. Surely you can find something cheaper in your beloved Crawley? Probably pocket some dosh too.
On 11 Apr 2007 at 9:04am liteswap wrote:
Go on then Andy, b*gger off to Crawley if you don't like what Lewes offers. Lewes is a rare place but there are plenty of places like Crawley so you won't have any problems finding a home.
On 11 Apr 2007 at 9:38am Andy wrote:
The only reason Lewes is rare is that there are no other towns in Sussex with such crap fascilities and so many tree hugging sandal wearing arty-farty liberals.
Plenty of places like Crawley that offer a wide range of high street shops, excellent parking and little congestion.
On 11 Apr 2007 at 10:53am JUMBO JIM wrote:
Totally agree with Andy on the point of sandal wearing hippies. Going into some pubs is like walking into a CND meeting. Everyone seems to have glasses, a beard and beer gut. I suppose if I was a woman and looked like that I would start trying to take out my anger by annoying normal people
On 11 Apr 2007 at 11:06am Andy wrote:
Hey Jumbo Jim....i know what you mean about the glasses, beer gut and beards....and that's just the women. The only way you can tell the difference between the sexes is that the men can spit further
On 11 Apr 2007 at 12:34pm Dripping Pan Stan wrote:
The problem with Lewes is that there is a hardcore of local ne'er-do-wells that seem to take it upon themselves to speak for the public and decide what's right for Lewes. This self-effacing dinner party brigade have a very tinted very of Lewes as a nice quiant little county town. It isn't - just venture out after dark any weekend and it's like a bad day in Basra.
Therefore I propose pumping bromide into the water supply of the local ghetto's and culling the young chavs before they reach drinking age (which in Lamport and Ousedale is around 12).
On 11 Apr 2007 at 2:22pm The Lewes Phantom wrote:
please include parts of Malling in the cull...it's full of foul mouthed yobs and chavs with 2 brain cells between them...
On 11 Apr 2007 at 7:27pm Mystic mog wrote:
Fill in the survey that was printed in the Sussex Express and will hopefully be printed in htis Friday's issue. It might help change things a bit - better than nothing.
On 11 Apr 2007 at 8:51pm me wrote:
I don't like being pedantic dripping pan stan, but at least learn to spell the places that you are insulting! Shame really because i agree with the first half of your post. The second half of your post is the same old stereotypical nonsense that gets spouted yearly. It's all been said before and quite frankly gets boring.
On 11 Apr 2007 at 9:03pm Andy wrote:
But it's true though me....and you're pedantic. If a spelling mistake or typo is the only fault you can find than don't bother replying.
On 12 Apr 2007 at 3:46pm me wrote:
Seems to me that you are not a happy bunny andy. Is there anything that will please you. Looking at your posts on this thread i doubt it.
The point i was making was that the comments were neither a spelling mistake or typo, they were ignorant. Isn't it funny that Stan and Andy are having a go at the snobs but also making snobbish comments themselves. I could pick holes and point out scum that live throughout this town (not just in the areas you deem fit to insult) but i wouldn't wan't to burst your ignorant little bubble.
Your right Andy I will stand aside and let the children squabble and call each other names for while.
On 12 Apr 2007 at 4:34pm Andy wrote:
If you want to find my snobbish comments....please quote me. I've lived in Malling, Ousedale and now Landport.....snobbish is one thing i ain't. I haven't insulted any place where people live (except the town in general) and i never will.
On 12 Apr 2007 at 7:49pm me wrote:
Stan was insinuating that lamport (sic) and ousedale have a bigger problem with moronic teenegers than the rest of lewes. Which is a rather tedious old wifes tale spouted since i was a kid. Unless i am mistaken you were agreeing with that comment and i quote "But it's true though".
The parts about the town being like the gaza strip at night are true, the parts about wishy washy sandal wearing liberals are true. The parts about not shopping in town because of rubbish facilities are true. I would have disagreed with the bit about bearded ladies but i saw one in the pub the other night. :-(
Singling out landport and ousedale just enforces the myth that everybody who lives in these areas are thick, criminal inbreds who should have bromide put in their water to stop them breeding. I'm sure the many decent people that live in landport and ousedale will be very pleased with such childish name calling comments. This list includes coppers, paramedics, firemen etc.
On 12 Apr 2007 at 8:04pm Andy wrote:
I spent 3 very happy years in Ousedale and i still have lots of friends there now. I have been in Landport for 8 years and intend to spend the rest of my life here. Both Landport and Ousedale (and now malling) do have problems with "moronic" teenagers....more than Winterbourne or Neville for example. It's not being snobbish, it's a fact....i speak with the local community police officer and he echos my comments.
Malling is where i grew up and spent 20 happy years but it's now become a real problem area....more so than Landport...it's a fact, not a snobby observation
On 13 Apr 2007 at 8:47am A Malling resident wrote:
I live in Old Malling and occassionally there are teenagers hanging around at 9-10pm at night but these incidences are not that frequent. When I first moved to Malling 5 years ago I hated it largely due to the kids nearby but now they have grown up and the area is much quieter.
My Mum lives up the Nevill where she frequently has her hedge/fence damaged by morons in the evening.
It's all swings and roundabouts.
On 13 Apr 2007 at 9:31am Andy wrote:
Yeah...i think you get a group of these kids who seem to be around for an eternity, then all of a sudden, they get jobs or move on (grow up) and the spotlight is then on another area.
All areas have their problems...my parents live up the Broyle in Ringmer and that's had it's share of yobs.
I did have a chat with Alan Ash...the PCSO for Malling and he said the area was particularly bad...especially down towards the community centre.
Off topic, i had a walk through Spences lane, Spences field, Hereward way last friday...all areas where i lived and grew up and it's the first time i've been over there for 25 years. Brought back some happy memories
On 13 Apr 2007 at 9:49am A Malling resident wrote:
Another thing I would like to moan about is the skate park at the back of Tesco's...yes it may give the little angels somewhere to play but it also attracts some very unsavoury people, not to mention piles of litter and disgusting graffiti..
These kids should be encouraged to do something more constructive than hanging round on skate boards and scooters....or perhaps I'm just an old fashioned (35) fart!!
On 13 Apr 2007 at 10:01am Andy wrote:
I actually thought the skateboard park was a good idea and it seems to be well used. But i walked past it last friday on my official tour of the town and like you, couldn't believe the amount of litter strewn everywhere.
I'm a firm believer that if the kids can't look after something they've been given...especially at a considerable cost to tax payers, they should have it taken away from them. If the kids then continually cause problems because of the old cliche "we've got nothing to do"....then a zero tolerance approach should be applied and they should be sprayed with pepper spray and then repeatedly beaten with a piece of 3x2.
They'll only f**k up once believe me....they wouldn't do it again.....from another old fashioned fart (40)
On 13 Apr 2007 at 6:58pm me wrote:
I also grew up in malling . It used to be a a bit dodgy walking throught the pells at night. I wouldn't walk anywhere near the brooks at all now. when i was a kid the teens usually learnt a hard and fast lesson from much older nastier yobs. You only randomly "lip up" the wrong oldie once. I would prefer stocks in the precinct on a saturday morning. We could all go down and lob tomtoes etc at them .a piece of 3x2would be too quick and not as humiliating, plus not all of us could join in.
On 13 Apr 2007 at 7:36pm Andy wrote:
When were you around in Malling Me ?. I was in St Michaels Terrace from 1970 to 1975 and then Spences field until 1978 and then Fitzgerald road until 1982 when my olds moved to Ringmer.
I can remember the "new estate" when it was just a field and no houses were there and before the community centre was built.
Went to malling school from 71 until 77 too. You never know, our paths might of crossed....or my sisters who is 3 years younger than me (37)
I remember "playing" in the tip and getting conkers from the big tree next to the rec...before it was demolished for the flyover.
Ahhh...happy days
On 14 Apr 2007 at 12:12am me wrote:
you are older than me (32) but i also remember playing in the sand of the building site of the new esatate. the conker tree left of the tip was legendary in conker circles though. Fitzgerald road in 82 i would have been there. I don't remember BCC before community centre but i do remember the dodgy alloy goal post in the field to the left of the centre that always seemed out of place but was great for headers and volleys (if you were standing at the top of the hill as opposed to being in goal)would have played football on yer green. Was a queeens road Boy (non police end). Agreed it was happy days 44 saves all! Malling school. go on Mr Curtis. 82 would make you around the time that ****** minchin lived in fitzgerald road. Best not name people here. Don't know him personally i just remember the name. Mallling at the time was a fine place to grow up.
On 14 Apr 2007 at 5:57am Andy wrote:
Yeah we lived smack bang opposite the Minchins...i went out with Sharon for a while :-D
On 16 Apr 2007 at 4:10am older than both of you wrote:
I lived in Queens Road(police end!) until about 75, but remember no new housing estates at all. The bottom of Queens Road was orchards and we used to play down the back towards Hamsey before anyone but the witch in the woods lived in the area. Went down there a couple of weeks ago to see its all mesh fencing and ugly buildings. Got lost on the flyover which didn't exist back then either. It all looked so small too, even the green in Queens/Fitz which we used to have grass fights on when it was mowed. Apparently change is good!

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